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    Quote Originally Posted by wisenber View Post
    That is pretty awesome! Did the down top and bottom overlap much? I have some Western Mountaineering down pants that cost a darned bit more than that, but they compressed enough to leave my backside cold.
    It is pretty awesome. I don't understand why it is warm enough on the bottom. They are 550 fp down. That won't compress near as much as 900 fp I guess, but it still compresses a good bit. Makes me wonder why my sleeping bags- even poorly compressing synthetic- have not worked for bottom warmth? I mean- Ok my Cat's Meow 20F Polarguard has worked, but not enough. So what is the deal with these?

    But hey, if it worked, it worked. I may be getting some of these.

    What is the weight of a pair? And the loft? Just curious.
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    Maybe they work better because they are tighter around your body than a bag would be.
    I am going out this Saturday and do some more test.... I will post my findings.

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    Oh boy, I'm putting "new underwear" on my wish list to Santa

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    I'm wondering if you're wearing them next to your skin (and how it feels) or with a baselayer.

    You said that you didn't use an underquilt. Did you use a top quilt?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SMSP View Post
    Sounds like a good idea. This goes along with the idea of the wearable sleeping bag.
    http://www.sleepingbagsuits.co.uk/
    I'm testing the SelkBag Light right now (field report due the first of January). I think wearable sleeping bags, like the Selk, or even down pants/top combo is a great solution for hammock camping for ease of entry/exit. It's something to get used to, however. I'm finding I like to snuggle up in a quilt, and even though I feel warm, something feels missing to have nothing but what I'm wearing.

    For the curious, the SelkBag's have synthetic insulation. The Light version is rated at 40F. It is heavy and bulky (read: great for base camps, poor for lightweight backpacking). I wish they were down!

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    Any condensation problems?

    Also must smell like a real peach after about 3 or 4 nights.

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    One of the reviews on Cabelas said the pants weigh 9 oz. and my daughter sent me a 50.00 gift card for my birthday other day of Cabelas,,now I know what I am going to use that on..as I want a pair of the Reg. Large ones on sale at 48.74. Machine washable as well..for that kind of money I really think its a decient buy to use, as I will also use them hunting and early spring fishing when the ice goes out.
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